Arrival (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 56 mins

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After an alien invasion, an expert linguist is entrusted with the task of communicating with the aliens. Can she overcome her fears and put her own life at risk on a mission, that may just save humanity from war and extinction?
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Cast: Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner

Crew: Denis Villeneuve (Director), Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Johann Johannsson (Music Director)

Rating: PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama

Release Dates: 25 Nov 2016 (India), 12 Jan 2017 (Malaysia), 12 Jan 2017 (Singapore), 24 Nov 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: Why are they here?

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Did you know? Arrival was selected for the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa. Read More
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The movie introduces us to a sequence of events between a daughter and a mother. Then we slip back to the time where Amy is a language expert. The naive looking lost girl in Enchanted is all bold and determined in this movie. Who would have thought Giselle would go on an expedition this daring ;) Strange things begin to happen as the pods start hovering over Earth at 12 different cities. What does a language professor have to do with ETs you may think, but she happens to fit the bill perfectly. How Amy and Jeremy try to decode what the ETs (Heptapods here) are trying to convey forms the crux of the movie. Would they destroy us or have they come to warn us?

as Dr. Louise Banks, a linguist
as Colonel Weber
as Ian Donnelly
as Sierra Leone Representative
Supporting Actress
as Chinese Man
as Danish Scientist
as Environmental Tech
as Sudanese representative
as Private Combs
as Hannah
as Cryptographer
as Hannah
as Australian Scientist
as Communications Operator #4
as CIA Officer Dan Ryder
as Captain Marks
as Agent Halpern
as Foreign Correspondent
as Halpern's Deputy Director
as Chinese Scientist
as Chinese Scientist
as Press Secretary
as News Reporter
as General Shang


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Digital Imaging Technician
Assistant Cameraman
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Label
Music Editor


Sound Designer
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Foley Artist
Sound Effects Editor




Production Designer
Set Decorator
Set Dresser
Storyboard Artist


Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Assistant


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist
Digital Compositor


Transportation Coordinator
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope), 2.35:1
Why are they here?
Errors in Geography
The landing site for one of the alien ships is in Punjab, Pakistan, but the map in the control room shows the marker over Punjab, India.

Factual Mistake
The Chinese general speaks strange Chinese with strong Cantonese accent which cant be real in modern Chinese military.
Arrival was selected for the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa.

Denis Villeneuve had gotten his inspiration for the design of the heptapod craft from an asteroid called 15 Eunomia.

Director Denis Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer created a fully functioning, visual, alien language.

Director Denis Villeneuve and the writing team took extensive efforts to ensure the movie's scientific ideology was accurate.

Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams had previously starred together in the movie 'American Hustle'

Nic Mathieu was initially considered to direct this movie.

The helmets worn in the film are actual respiratory protection units manufactured by Sundstrom, which is widely used in many films.
Filming Start Date:
07 Jun 2015